[from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 1, 1933]

D 153 RELATIONS WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

(Arranged in order of date of publication.)

Appointment of Governor Wood at the Revestment, 1765. In Scots Mag, 1765, pp. 391-8. Proc. in Parlt. pp. 467-8. [F 70]

Abstract of Act for annexing the Island and Lordship of Man to the Crown, 1765. In Annual Register, p. 262.

Proceedings in Parliament relating to Sale of the Island to the Crown by the Duke of Athol, 1766. In London Mag. March, pp. 124-126; April, 179-183.

See also Report of Commissioners of Inquiry, 1792.

Petition from House of Keys complaining of grievances concerning the Attorney-General of the Isle of Man, etc. Discussion in House of Commons. In The Times (Lond.), 1824. Not in Library.

Petition to the House of Commons of the House of Keys of the Isle of Man, presented May, 1824, with observations. London: A. J. Valpy. 1824. pp. 44. 225x140.[4909, D 153]
The petition protests against the high-handed and bitterly hostile nature' of the Duke of Athol's attitude.

A Short History of the Transactions in the Isle of Man on which the House of Keys founded their late Petition to the House of Commons against his Grace the Duke of Athol; together with Answers to the Charges therein contained. Pub. from authentic documents. 2nd edn. Douglas: G. Jefferson, Duke-street. 1825. pp. 128. 240x150. [4886, F 70]

Oath of Allegiance to Queen Victoria. [No printer's name.] c. 1837. pp. 1. 245x215. [6133, D 153]

Coronations. Collections relative to Claims at the Coronations of several of the Kings of England, beginning with King Richard 11. London, 1838. pp. 96. [F 64]

[All 6133, D 153]

Harbours: Reply of the I.M. Harbour Commissioners to the. report of the Tidal Harbour Commissioners, dated 2nd March, 1847. pp. 2. 330x210. [6102, 1192]
A strongly-worded reply to ' unfounded charges.'

THE STRUGGLE OF 1853.

Treasury Minute, dated 8th July, 1853. House of Com. paper. 1853. pp. 7. 330x210. [6133, D 154]
A scarce paper. Upon the basis of this Minute the English Government proposed to merge the Manx. Customs revenue into the general Consolidated Revenue.

Proposed Fiscal Reforms : an English plan for including Man in the General Consolidated Customs Acts of the U.K., based on the Treasury Minute of 8th July, 1853. House of Com. paper. 1853. pp. 6. 330x210. [6133, D 154]
The Keys opposed, and sent a deputation consisting of William Callister and G. W. Dumbell to London.

Fiscal Changes, 1853: Statement by the Lieut.-Governor (Charles Hope) in the Tynwald Court and by G. W. Dumbell in the House of Keys on May 6th, 1853, on the subject of the proposed Fiscal changes of Parliament. In Mx Sun, 7th May, 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853: Copy of a letter sent by John Meadows White, agent in London for the House of Keys, on 18th May, 1853; and enclosing an exhaustive Memorandum from the House of Keys, dated May, 1837, to Lord John Russell, Secretary of State, relative to the power of Parliament to legislate for the Isle of Man. In Mona's Hld, 29th June, 1853.
The document of 1837, which is given in full, is a spirited exposition of the justice of the claims of the Island to its own surplus revenue. It deals with (i) the rights of the former Lords ; (ii) the way in which the Island and its revenues were dealt with by the British Government, more particularly to the Customs ; (iii) the relation in which the Island then stood to the British Government ; and (iv) the way in which it was likely that the Insular Legislature would apply the surplus revenue if placed under its control.

Fiscal Changes, 1853 : Correspondence between Delegates appointed at a public meeting in Douglas, held on 29th April, 1853, and the Lieut.-Governor [Hope], the Secretary of State (Lord Palmerston), and the Secretary to the Treasury (James Wilson), in reference to the proposed alterations in the Customs Duties. The letters of the deputation were written from 7 Buckingham-street, Strand, London, and are signed by John James Moore, Saml. Harris, Thos. Garrett, junr., and Robt. Fargher. In Mona's Hld. 6th July, 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853. Fiscal Dispute with Parliament Observations by and on behalf of the House of Keys in reference to the Treasury Minute dated 8th July, 1853. Quoted in Mona's Hld. July, 1853.
The 'observations' are signed by George W. Dumbell and William Callister.

Fiscal Changes, 1853: Treasury Minute relative to the Fiscal dispute, dated 16th June, 1853. In Manx Sun, 11th July, 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853: An Act for consolidating Customs Duties Acts and an Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Customs of the United Kingdom and of the Isle of Man, passed in Parliament 20th Aug., 1853. In Mona's Hdl. 7th Sept., 1853, and in Manx Sun, 11th July, 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853 : Petition of the House of Keys to Parliament, presented 8th July, 1853, signed by Geo. W. Dumbell and William Callister, the deputation which proceeded to London. In Manx Sun, Aug. 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853. Fiscal Dispute with Parliament Documents published by the Lieut.-Governor [Hope] in the Manx Sun of llth July, 1853, for the information of the inhabitants. i, Treasury Minute, 16th June, 1853; ii, Bill to amend and consolidate the laws relating to the Customs, Trade, and Navigation; iii, Report of a meeting of Tynwald, 20th June, 1853; iv, Report of a meeting of the Governor and Council, 20th June 1850; v, Report ot a meeting of the House of Keys, 20th June, 1853. The latter claim 'the whole surplus revenue . . for public improvements in the Isle of Man.' In Manx Sun, 11th July, 1853.

Fiscal Changes: 1853. Fiscal Dispute with Parliament Report of meeting of the Tynwald Court at Castle Rushen, 14th July, 1853, with a copy of a Treasury Minute dated 8th July, 1853. In Mona's Hld. 15th July, 1853.

Fiscal Changes, 1853: Letter from James Wilson on behalf of H.M. Treasury, dated 23rd July, 1853, addressed to G. W. Dumbell and H. [should be W.] Callister, on proposed Fiscal Reforms. pp. 6. 330x210.
Messrs. Dumbell and Callister waited upon Mr. Wilson at the Home Office and, among other things, claimed the application of the whole revenue of the Isle of Man solely to the purposes of the Island. This document was issued as a Return to the House of Commons, and seems to have been a printer's 'proof.'

Fiscal Changes, 1853. Fiscal Dispute with Parliament Copy of the clauses relating to the Isle of Man in the Customs Consolidation Bill, passed by Parliament in Aug. 1853. In Manx Sun, 8th Aug., 1853.
The Keys were only able to secure one-ninth of the gross revenue for local purposes, and that only for the improvements of the harbours.

A Bill to alter the mode of providing for certain expenses now charged upon certain branches of the Public and Hereditary Revenues, and upon the Consolidated Fund, 29th May, 1854. Litho. 10. 340x210.
The Bill included the Isle of Man.

Address by Tynwald to the Hon. Charles Hope, Lieut.Governor, 10th Aug., 1860. pp. 740x550.

Correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Home Dept. and the Lieut.-Governor of the Isle of Man relative to the removal of the Official Residence of the latter from Castletown to Douglas. London. 1860. pp. 6. 330x210.

Copy of Correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Lieutenant-Governor relative to the Removal of the Official Residence of the latter from Castletown to Douglas, moved for by Sir Edwd. Grogan and ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed 7th August, 1860. London. pp. 4. 335x210.

Returns [to Parliament, on the motion of Col. W. Stuart] of the total amount of Taxes levied in the Isle of Man, distinguishing between direct and indirect Taxation, and specifying the several heads of each, and distinguishing between Taxes for the State and those for Local purposes of the sums of money paid to the former Lord and owners of the Isle of Man for all rights, titles, property or interest they may have had or claimed to have in the Island, and stating from what source this money was paid and of the Surplus Revenue of the Isle of Man for the. last 30 years. 21st June, 1864. London. 1864. pp. 4. 330x210. [6121, 6133, D 153]

Copies of the following Papers :

Petition of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man (3,252 signatures) to the Queen in Council, presented August, 1854
The Reply of the Privy Council
Letter to Sir George Grey, 10th May, 1855.
Petition to the House of Commons on behalf of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man for the improvement of their Harbours, presented in 1858.
Petition of the inhabitants (3,773 signatures), presented March, 1863
Letters on behalf of the inhabitants to the Home Secretary, 4th December, 1863, and 8th June, 1864. Petition of the inhabitants presented to the Tynwald Court 8th Feb., 1864, with the protest of the Delegates elected by the inhabitants in their respective parishes. Correspondence with the Board of Trade respecting Port Erin Harbour, during its progress through Parliament in 1863.
Reports of Engineers (including Mr. Walker's and Mr. Hawkshaw's) respecting the attempted Breakwater in Douglas Bay projected by Mr. Abernethy.

[553] London. 28th July, 1864. pp. 70. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

GOVERNOR LOCH'S REGIME.

Financial Measures : Correspondence relative to Financial measures in contemplation for the Isle of Man, dated from the Treasury, 14th March, 1866. [115] London. March 15th, 1866. pp. 22. 330x210. [6121, D 152]
These contain the first important letters of Governor Loch, who was appointed in 1863.

Isle of Man Customs, Harbours, and Public Purposes Act, 1866. [91] London, 23rd March, '1866. pp. 6. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

Correspondence with reference to the Fiscal Changes in :1866. Douglas: B. & S. 1866. pp. 33. 335x205. [6133, D 153 G.F.C. Coll.]
Contains the suggestions of Governor Loch with reference to the surplus revenue.

Correspondence relative to Financial Measures in contemplation for the Isle of Man. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 15th March, 1866. [Treasury paper 115.] London. 15th March, 1866. pp. 24. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The correspondence [marked ' confidential'] is between the Lieut.-Governor [Loch], the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone] and the Commissioners of Customs. The letters date from 21st March, 1865, to 22nd March, 1866. For the first time, in a Treasury Minute of 21st December, 1865, is there mentioned the proposal for the payment to the Imperial Exchequer of 10,000 per annum. At a Tynwald Court at Castle Rushen on 20th March, 1866, the conditions of the Treasury Minute were agreed to. In fixing this annual contribution, the Treasury point out that the capital invested in the purchase of the Customs revenue from the Duke of Athol was 220,000, and 4~ per cent: on that sum was considered a moderate return to ask from the Island.'

Correspondence with reference to the Fiscal Changes in ]-866, read at Tynwald, 5th July, 1866. Douglas: James brown & Son. July, 1866. pp. 34. 340x210. [6133, D 153]
This document, which was issued to members of the Manx Legislature in anticipation of the Tynwald Court on 5th July, 1866, quotes the correspondence between the Governor [Loch] and the Treasury, as well as the important Treasury Minute of 21st December, 1865, proposing the annual payment of 10,000. On pp. 21-25 is a copy of the Imperial Act 'to alter certain Duties of Customs in the Isle of Man, and for other purposes.'

Papers with reference to Customs Duties, Isle of Man, 1866. Douglas: Harriet Curphey. Sept. 1866. pp. 12. 320x185. [6133, D 153] An important document. The correspondence is between the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] and the Treasury. A 'Treasury Minute lays down regulations for giving effect to the new Customs duties, and deals with the expenses of local government and the collection of the revenue, the charge on two-ninths of the Customs for the harbours, the payment of 10,000 per annum, and the disposition of surplus income.

Isle of Man Lunatic Asylum: Correspondence between the Treasury, the Home Office, and the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] respecting the insertion in the Estimates for the current year of a Vote for the Lunatic Asylum. Return to Parliament dated 27th June, 1867. [No. 400] London. 27th June, 1867. pp. 8. 330x205. [6133, D 153]
The matter of the contribution of 10,000 per annul, is further discussed.

Order in Council, dated 4th Feb., 1869, to make regulations for the lettering, numbering, and registering of British Sea-fishing Boats, under the Sea Fisheries Act, 1868. London, 4th Feb., 1869. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Castletown boats C.T., Douglas D.O., Ramsey R.Y.

Correspondence with reference to Votes of the Tynwald Court. B. & S. 1871. pp. 22. 330x210. [6121, D 152]
The correspondence is between Governor Loch and the Treasury, and deals with the erection of Legislative buildings and Law Courts, various Harbour works, etc.

Letter of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to the Secretary of State on : The present state of the Island - its progressive development and increasing prosperity . . , the changes that have been effected . . and in the general Government [in the ten years from the date of his appointment in 1863]. Dated 17th Nov., 1873. No printer's name. ]873. pp. 10. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The Governor reviews the period from 1863 (the year in which he was appointed) to 1873.

Port Erin Loan : Further Correspondence with reference to Votes of the Tynwald Court and the Port Erin Question. B. & S. 1875. pp. 25. 330x210.
The correspondence is between Governor Loch and the Treasury. The history of the Port Erin scheme is fully given, and the other Harbour works are also fully dealt with.

Correspondence with reference to Douglas Harbour Works. B. & S. Nov. 1875. pp. 7. 330x210. [6121, D 152]

Correspondence between Governor Loch, the Receiver-General and Sir John Coode as to the length of the Battery Pier and Victoria Pier.

Port Erin Loan: Report o Tynwald Court Committee dated 21st December, 1875. B.'& S. 1875. Broadside. 415x260. [6121, D 152]

Post Office : Approximate estimates of Postal Receipts and Expenditure of the Isle of Man, from the information furnished to Parliament, with respect to the amount of poundage credited to the Island upon Postage Labels, and the cost of the establishment for 1873-74. N.D. [ 1875.] pp. 2. 330x210. [6103, B 102]

__Return of the gross Receipts and particulars of Expenditure of the Post Office of the Isle of Man for 1874, dated from General Post Office, July 1875. London. pp. 3. 330x210. [6103, B 102]

__Return of the gross Receipts of the Post Office of the Isle of Man in the years 1875 to 1878 inclusive, and particulars of Expenditure in 1878.

__Memorandum by the Governor [Loch], marked ' confidential,' upon the Return of the gross Receipts and particulars of Expenditure of the Post Office of the Isle of Man for 1874, dated 27th May, 1879. London. N.D. [ 1879] pp. 2. 330x210. [6103, B 102]
An important document shewing the balance to credit of the island in 1874.

Minute by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the proposal for a Railway from Douglas to Ramsey, dated 12th June, 1876 Pp. 3. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

The Governor suggests the purchase of the Isle of Man Railway's lines to Peel and Port Erin, which had been running nearly two years, and that the Legislature should construct the line to Ramsey.

Correspondence on the subject of the Settlement of the Port Erin question, dated 30th June, 1876. pp. 6. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
A lengthy letter from the Governor [Loch] on the daily Mail Service ; suggested purchase of the Railway, Harbour Commissioners and the Foreshore, the Port Erin loan.

Settlement of the Port Erin Question; Correspondence on the subject between Governor Loch and the Treasury. B.& S'. 1876. pp. 6. 330x210. [6122, D 152]

Minute of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the question of extending the Railway system to Ramsey, dated 17th Oct. 1876. James Brown & Son. 1876. pp. 5. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Refers to a suggested guarantee for the railway, the Port Erin loan, and financial arrangements with the Treasury.

Minute of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] as to Financial relations with the Treasury, dated 30th Nov., 1876. B. & S. 1876. pp. 8. 330x210. [6122, D 152]
The Treasury Minute of 15th November, 1876, agreed to a guarantee for the Douglas - Ramsey railway and to the payment of 2/6 per 100 letters to the contractors for a daily Mail Service in lieu of a fixed subsidy.

Questions put to the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] and His Excellency's Answers, dated 6th December, 1876. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Report of a meeting of Tynwald held 8th December, 1876 [on the Port Erin loan and railway to Ramsey], 1876. p. 1. 330x210. [6122, 6133, D 152]
The Court protested ' in the strongest manner against the Treasury . . coercing the Insular Legislature into accepting pecuniary liabilities for which the Imperial revenue is at present by Act of Parliament responsible.' The Court resolved to send a deputation to London.

Memorandum of what passed at an Interview on 14th De c., 1876, between the Committee of Tynwald and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the subject of the Port Erin Loans; and Correspondence connected therewith, dated 27th December, 1876. pp. 11. 330x210. [6122, 6133, D 152]
The deputation which went to London was composed of Deemster Drinkwater, the Attorney-General Gell, Christian, J. T. Clucas, R. J. Moore, and R. Sherwood.

Minute of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the Result of the Conference held on 14th December, 1876, between the Committee of Tynwald and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the Port Erin Loan, dated Jan. 1877. B. & S 1877. pp. 8. 330x210. [6122, D 152]

Message from the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to the House of Keys on the subject of the Lunatic Asylum Amendment Bill, dated 15th May, 1877. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Message from the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to the House of Keys [enclosing Correspondence with the Treasury on the subject of the Vicar-General], dated 22nd June, 1878. pp. 3. 330x210. [6122, 6133, D 152]

Memorandum by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the financial position and the proposed Harbour Works at Peel, Port St. Mary, and the lengthening of the Victoria Pier, etc. Dated Ist November, 1878. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Memorandum by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the Port Erin Difficulty and the proposed Harbour Works. 1878. p. 1. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Statistical Abstract in each year from 1878 to 1915. [D 154/1]

Minute of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] [on the Port Erin loan and other financial questions, and addressed to the Secretary of State], dated January, 1879. pp. 4. 330x210. [6122, D 152]

Two Minutes by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] addressed the Secretary of State, dated Jan. 1879. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
A review of the financial position and the relations of the island with the Treasury.

Minute of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the Port Erin difficulty, daily Mail Service, and the financial arrangements with the Treasury, dated 3rd Feb., 1879. pp. 2. 330x210. [6122, 6133, D 153]

Minute of Governor [Loch] to Tynwald on the financial position, the public works to be built, and the mode in which funds may be provided, dated Oct. 1879. pp. 5. 290x210. [6133, D 153]
In proposing the erection of a new Tynwald Court, he suggests that a public Museum might be combined in connection with the building.

Message of Governor [Loch] to House of Keys on the Constitutional questions: i, The right of the LieutenantGovernor to require a deputation of the House to report progress and to enquire whether he has further business ..ii, The power of the Lieut.-Governor when the Keys are in session to require their attendance . . in Tynwald when not specially summoned by precept. Dated 8th December, 1879. pp. 4. 340x215. [6122, 6133, D 153]

Letter [marked ' confidential'] to the Secretary of State, dated 29th January, 1880. pp. 6. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Covers a number of subjects : Public Banks, Poor Relief, the Land Tenure, Public Records, etc.

Minutes of the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] addressed to the House of Keys from 1872 to 1880. No printer's name. 1880. pp. 49. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Very many matters of public importance are included Douglas New Street, proposed Legislative Buildings, Disputes with the Keys on Constitutional matters, Public Works, Finance, and relations with the Treasury, etc.

Minute by the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] [on his differences with the Keys upon Constitutional questions], dated Feb. 4th, 1880. pp. 3. 330x210. [6122, 6133, D 152]

Letter [marked ' confidential'] to the Secretary of State [on some changes which are proposed in the Constitution of the House of Keys, etc.], dated 30th April, 1881. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Report on the Constitution of the Isle of Man, with special reference to the position of the Council in the Legislature, by (Sir) James Gell, Attorney-General, dated 20th July, 1881. pp. 24. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The Report was made at the request of the Governor.

Letter from the Secretary of State to the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] on the Reform of the Legislature, dated 12th Sept., 1881. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Minute [marked ' strictly confidential'] addressed to all members of the Council [on the question of transacting its legislative business with open doors, and their claim to possess independence with respect to their right of voting], dated 27th December, 1881. No printer's name. 1882. pp. 30. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Replies are printed from the Lord Bishop (Rowley Hill), the Attorney-General (James Gell), the Clerk of the Rolls (A. W. Adams), Deemster Drinkwater, Deemster Duinbell, Ridgeway Harrison, and the Vicar-General (Richard Jebb). The replies, though not uniform, generally were against the Governors proposals.

Letter from the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to the Secretary of State on the Replies given to him by Members of the Council [in answer to his Minute on the subject of transacting their business with open doors, and independence with respect to their right of voting], dated March, 1882. pp, 5. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The Governor acknowledges that 'the arguments of the Deemsters amount practically to claiming entire freedom and entire absence of all responsibility to the Imperial Government.'

Letter [marked 'confidential'] from the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] to the Secretary of State, dated April, 1882. pp. 9. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
This was Governor Loch's.last printed communication.

Foreshores at Douglas and Ramsey : Report of Committee of Tynwald, dated 9th December, 1884. Peter Curphey. 1884. pp. 4. 330x210. [6123, D 152]

Return of Customs received in Man during each of the financial years from 1866 to 1885, distinguishing the duty in respect of Beer brewed within the Island from the Import Duties. Dated 16th April, 1885. [6123, D 152]

GELL (Sir James, Attorney-General). The Titles and powers of Governors of the Island : an Historical Inquiry. B & S. 1885. pp. 14. 248x153. [D 153]

Correspondence between the Lieut.-Governor [Walpole] and the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the subject of Prison accommodation in the Isle of Man. April, 1886. B. & S. pp. 11. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

LAUGHTON (A. N.). The Insular Contribution to the English Government: Mr. Laughton asks for the whole of the Surplus Revenue: Debate in the Tynwald Court; Feb. 1888, In Debates.

Customs : Report of Committee of Tynwald appointed to confer with the Governor on the claim made by the Treasury that the Revenue of the Isle of Man should be charged with certain additional sums in connection with Customs, dated 7th July, 1893. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Isle of Man Customs Duties: Supplemental Papers with reference to future arrangements respecting the Duties on Tea and Tobacco. Liverpool Printing & Sta. Co. 1894. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

GELL (Sir James, Attorney-General). Memorandum as to the Borrowing Powers of the Government of the Isle of Man, dated 3rd August, 1896. pp. 8. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Report of the Committee appointed by Tynwald on July 15th to consider certain Financial Proposals by the Lieut.-Governor. Dated July, 1898. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Proclamation of King Edward VII. B. & S. 1901. Broadside. 510x315. [6126, D 152]

Queen Victoria Memorial Committee's Report; 26th April, 1901. B. & S. 1901. pp. 2. 330x210. [6126, D 252]
The suggestions were (i) a statue ; (ii) wing for Destitute Children's Home ; (iii) erection of a Manx Museum

Report of the Committee appointed by Tynwald to confer with the Lieut.-Governor as to the Financial position and as to the expenditure required upon Public Works, dated 13th December, 1901. B. & S. 1901. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Report of the Committee appointed for the purpose of taking into consideration and of reporting (i) as to the Financial condition generally; (ii) the necessity of raising further Revenue; and (iii) the best method of doing so; dated 27th May, 1902. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D153]

Letter, with enclosure [from Dickinson, Cruickshank Co.] from Privy Council Office, relating to the Licensing Act, 1903. Laid before Tynwald, July 1903. B. & S. 1903. pp. 8. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

GRINDLEY (Thomas). The Story of the Revestment. A sketch of Manx History in the 18th Century. B. & S. 1903. pp. 28. [F 64]

__The Story of the Manx Crown Revenue. B. & S. 1905. pp. 18.

Constitutional Reform in the Isle of Man. Reprinted from I.M.T. B. & S. [1905] pp. 46. 242x150. [5657, D 153]
Appended is a report of an interview with Sir James Gell on the subject of financial control.

Constitutional Reform: Petition of the House of Keys [marked 'confidential'] to Rt. Hon. Herbert John Gladstone, Sec. of State for Home Affairs, with 3 appendices, dated 27th February, 1907. London : Vacher & Sons. pp. 18. 330x210. [4567, 6133, D 153]

Constitutional Reform : Report of the Deputation from the House of Keys to H.M. Principal Secretary of State for Home Affairs in reference to Constitutional Reform, together with copy of petition and appendices thereto, dated 18th February, 1908. B. & S. 1908. pp. 14. 330x205. [6130, 6133, D 153]
The plan of Reform urged in the Petition deals with the Lieut.-Governor, the Council, the Advisory Council, the Tynwald Court, the Archdeacon and Vicar-General, the administration of Justice. The Library copy contains some MS. notes made by Speaker Moore.

Addresses of Tynwald to King George V. B. & S. 1910. pp. 3. 330x208. [6133, D 153]

Tynwald Court, 5th July, 1911. Special Coronation Service; compiled by order of the Lieut.-Governor with the Aproval of the Lord Bishop. G. & L. Johnson. 1911. PP. 12. 190x120. [1675, D 153]

Report from Standing Committee on the Isle of Man Harbours Bill, with the proceedings of the Committee. radon. 2nd August, 1911. [243] pp. 6. 330x241. [6133, D 153]

THE MACDONNELL COMMISSION.

Financial Control : Correspondence relative to the originate ing of Financial Proposals in the Tynwald Court. Pub, by command of the Governor [Raglan]. B. & S. 1911. Unpaged [ 10.]' 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The Governor reports to the Home Office an account of a deadlock owing to the Keys declining to agree to the Governor's ruling that 'Constitutional Principle governing the administration of finances is that expenditure out of revenue cannot be proposed by a member of the Tynwald Court without the previous sanction of His Excellency.' The Governor reports the matter to the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, who on 22nd Feb., 1911, writes to support the Governor's action. The Keys. on 21st February declines to proceed with public business and the Governor adjourns the Court ' sine die.'

Isle of Man Constitution Committee: Report of the Departmental Committee on the Constitution, etc., of the Isle of Man. Vol. I. Presented to Parliament by command of H.M., dated 31st August, 1911. London: Pub. by H.M. Sta. Office. pp. 31. 330x210. [Cd. 5950] 3:d [6133, D 153] The committee was composed of Lord Macdonnell, the Earl of Lytton, W. Ryland Adkins, M.P., W. P. Byrne of the Home Office, Hon. Neil Primrose, M.P., R. F. Wilkins of the Treasury.
This valuable report deals with the Early History ; the Revestment ; Constitution ; nature and origin of the Reform movement ; the Governor ; Advisory Council ; Police ; Legislative Council; the Keys ; Tynwald Court ; administration of justice ; Finance ; Education ; Agriculture. Eleven days were occupied in the enquiry, and there were 47 witnesses.

__Vol. II. Minutes of Proceedings before the Committee appointed to inquire into the petition of the House of Keys of 27th February, 1907, and into the representations made to His Majesty's Government respecting the Constitution of the Isle of Man, and the Civil, judicial, and Financial administration of the Island; and to report whether any, and, if so, what, alterations are desirable and practicable. H.M. Sta. Office. 1912. pp. 355. 330x210. [ Cd. 6026.] [6133, 1) 153]

The Macdonnell Commission, 1911. Portraits of the, members. In Mx Quar. x, 1911. [L6]

Petition of the House of Keys to the Home Office, 27th Feb., 1907. In Dep. Com. Rep. on Constitution ii, 238. 1912. [6133, D 153]

CAINE (Sir Hall). Memorandum on Constitutional Reform. In Dep. Com. Rep. on the Constitution ii, 243. 1912. [6133, D 153]

GRINDLEY (Thomas). Memorandum on the Financial Relations of the Island and the Imperial Government. In Dep. Com. Rep. on Constitution ii, 259. 1912. [6133, D 153]

Surplus Insular Revenue, estimated to be due to the Island from Parliamentary Returns, prepared by Lieut.-Col. G. Moore. In Dep. Coin. Rep. on Constitution, 1912; ii, 276. [6133, D 153]
The surplus set down as due to the Island (1765 to 1866) is 704,592/2/4¾.

The Constitutional Struggle of Tynwald with the British Government in 1911. A portfolio of newspaper cuttings collected by W. Cubbon. pp. 230. [6295, D 153]

Report of the Deputation appointed by the House of Keys to interview the Home Secretary with reference to a Re-adjustment of the Financial Relations with the Imperial Government and as to fhe proposed Constitutional changes. B. & S. June, 1912. p. 1. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

The Case Against the Reform Petition presented by the House of Keys, with Memorandum presented on behalf of the Manx Constitutional Association to the Committee appointed by the Home Secretary. B. & S. 1913. pp. 26. 250x180. [3716, D 153]

Isle of Man Constitution Amendment Bill. In the Keys. B. & S. 19]3. pp. 40. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Minute by the Lieut.-Governor on the Financial Position of the Island, dated 17th March, 1913. [Minute No. 1.] B. & S. 1913. pp. 14. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Constitutional Reform: Minute by the Lieut.-Governor containing the Decisions of H.M. Government on the Recommendations contained in the Report of the Home Office Departmental Committee, dated 17th July, 1913. [Minute No. 2.] B. & S. 1913. pp. 6. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
Also in Debates, xxx, 1913.

Constitutional Reform: Minute by the Lieut.-Governor containing the Decisions of H.M. Government as to which items of Expenditure included in the Annual Estimates shall be Voted and which shall not, dated 11th Dec., 19]3. [Minute No. 3.] W. Newby. 1913. pp. 6. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Isle of Man Constitution Amendment Bill, 1914. In the Keys. B. & S. 1913. pp. 40. 330x210. [6133, D 153]
The object of the Bill was to carry out certain changes in the Constitution and Laws set out in the Governor's Minute of 17th July, 1913.

Finance : Report of the Committee appointed to consider and report as to the Administration, etc., of Insular Finances, dated 10th March, 1914. B. & S. 1914. pp. 10. 330x210. [6131, 6133, D 153]

Isle of Man Constitution Amendment Bill, 1914. In the Council. B. & S. June, 1914. pp. 7. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Minute by the Lieut.-Governor to Tynwald [as to the Estate Duty Bill and Old Age Pensions], dated 26th April. 1917. B. & S. 1917. pp. 2. 330x210. [6132, 6133, D 153]

Minute by the Lieut.-Governor [as to the Estate Duty Bill and Old Age Pensions], dated 26th April, 1917. [MinuteNo. 4.] B. & S. 1917. pp. 2. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Estate Duty Bill: Minute by the Lieut.-Governor [as to ' the Resolution that Tynwald is entitled to unrestricted control over any revenues raised in the Island'], with Appendices, dated 25th June, 1917. [Minute No. 5.] C. & F. 1917. pp. 4. 330x2]0. [6133, D 153]

Estate Duty Bill: Minute by the Lieut.-Governor quoting copy of the Resolution of the House of Keys dated 15th August, 1917, and a Letter from the Home Secretary in reply, dated 12th Nov., 1917. [Minute No. 6.] C. & F. 1917. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, D 153]

Financial Control: Reply of the House of Keys to the Governor's Minute of 14th November, 1917, as to the Claim of the Imperial Government to Control the Expenditure of all Funds raised by Direct Taxation in the Isle of Man, dated 4th Dec., 1917. B. & S. pp. 4. 330x210. [6133, 1) 153]
The Keys appeal to H.M. Government 'not to violate, in its treatment of the people of the Isle of Man, those principles which have governed for many years the relations of the British Government with all parts of the Empire, and indeed of the world, and which British statesmen have repeatedly declared to be the principles for which the whole strength of the Empire is now engaged in deadly conflict.'

CUBBON [ William]. Another Home Rule Crisis. By a Member of the Manx Society. In Truth, vol. 82, No. 2143, p. 905, Dec. 26th, 1917. [6133, D 153]

Manx Falcons at the Coronations, by G. W. Wood. In Mannin, 1917, p. 524. [L 6]

THE DIFFERENCES OF 1920.

Rights and Privileges of the House of Keys : Interim Report of the Committee appointed 21st January, 1920, dated 3rd Feb., 1920. B & S. 1920. pp. 29. 330x210. [All 6133, D 153]

Constitutional Reform : Report of the Deputation from the House of Keys to the Home Secretary [Rt. Hon. E. Shortt, K.C., MP.] dated 11th March, 1920. B. & S. 1920. PP. 54. 330x205.
The deputation was composed of G. F. Clucas (Speaker), J. I). Clucas, S. Norris, R. B. Moore, J. D. Qualtrough, with the Secretary (R. D. Gelling). A verbatim report of the interview is appended. Also in Debates xxxvii, 1920.

Report of the Deputation from the House of Keys to the Dome Secretary on Financial Control, dated 11th March, 1920, B. & S. 1920. pp. 2. 330x210.

[All 6133, D 153]

Rights and Privileges of the House of Keys: Interim Report of the Committee appointed Jan. 21st, 1920, dated' 3rd February, 1920. B. & S. 1920. pp. 29. 330x210.

The Keys 'protest against increases to the official cost of government without the knowledge or consent' of Tynwald.

Finance: Report of Committee [of the House of Keys]. Undated. S. K. B. [1920] pp. 4. 330x210.

WAR CONTRIBUTION.

War Contribution: Report of Tynwald Committee, dated Ist February, 1921. p. 1. 330x210.

War Contribution: Documents [dated 1865 to 1887] printed for general information, issued by Government Office 'in view of the request of H.M. Government that an increased annual Contribution towards the cost of the War be made by the Manx Government . . ' issued 20th April, 1923. pp. 20. 240x180.

War Contribution : Report of the Committee appointed by Tynwald to consider the application by H.M. Government for an increased annual Contribution from the Isle of Man towards the expense of the War, dated August, 1923. B. & S. pp. 7. 240x180.

An Outline of the Financial System of the Isle of Man Government, by B. E. Sargeaunt, Government Secretary and Treasurer of the Isle of Man, dated 3rd February, 1925. C. & F. 1925. pp. 12. 245x180.

War Contribution: Report of Committee of Tynwald appointed to carry on negotiations with the Imperial Government on the question of War Contribution with appendices, dated 30th November, 1925. B. & S. 1925. pp. 37. 330x210.
There are added to the Report : Memorandum suggesting a sum as War Contribution ; Appendices claiming more financial control and offer to purchase Crown properties in the Island ; report of meeting with the Privy Council Committee in Douglas on 8th July, 1925 ; Memorandum by Mr. Hawtrey (of the Treasury) on the conference between the Tynwald Committee and Mr. Hawtrey and Mr. Baker (of the Home Office), and on the taxable capacity of the Isle of Man; Memorandum of the Committee of Tynwald on the conference between Mr. Hawtrey and Mr. Baker and the Committee on 24th and 25th July, and on Mr. Hawtrey s Memorandum of such conference ; meeting between the Committee of the Privy Council and the Tynwald Committee in London on 6th November, 1925.

Suggested Consultative Committee : Report of Committee of House of Keys, dated 6th December, 1927. B. & S. pp. 3. 240x180.

Financial Control: Report of Committee of Tynwald appointed to discuss, informally, with a Representative of the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, the various problems in connection with Financial Control, dated Ist February, 1928. B. & S. pp. 9. 240x180.

See also A. W. M. Hist., Notes and Docs. 104-6; Norris, Manx Patriot; and Sections F70, F70/1, F70/2.

The Power of Parliament to impose Duties on the Isle of Man. In S. Norris' Weekly Diary, 28th Nov., 1931.

F 70/1 PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.

The particulars are taken from an English official list by G. W. Wood. :Many of the items are not in the Library. [All F 70/1]

Report from the Committee on the Isle of Man Port Petition, 1804. pp. 7. Fol.

Account of Stock or Dividends belonging to any Hospital, School, etc., in Ireland, Isle of 'Man, etc., 1820. Fol.

A return of the expense of the whole Establishment now maintained in the Isle of Man, etc. Also a return of the Duties of Customs and Excise on all Articles in the Isle of Man, 1831. pp. 6. Fol.

Duties. Memorial of 3,783 inhabitants of the Isle of Man to the Right Hon. Lord John Russell against new or increased Duties, 1837. Broadside.

Wood.-Shipping (Isle of Man) Returns for. An account of wood from foreign parts, etc. An account of the number and tonnage of ships built in the Isle of Man, 1841. Fol.

Shipping (Isle of Man). An account of the number and tonnage of vessels built in the Isle of Man in each year from 1833 to 1842, both inclusive. 1843. p. 1. Fol.

Return of the amount of Duties levied on Imports into the Isle of Man for the years 1840, 1841 and 1842. pp. 3, 1843. Fol.

Copies of any correspondence between the Board of Trade and inhabitants of the Isle of Man, etc. 1843. pp. 4. Fol.

Return of Receipts and Expenditure of the Isle of Man for the years 1840, 1841 and 1842, etc. 1843. pp. 3. Fol.

Returns relative to Harbour Dues, etc., in the Isle of Man from the year 1833 to 1843, etc. 1844. pp. 12. Fol.

Return of the quantities of wheat, flour, meal, barley, oats, potatoes, cattle, sheep and pigs imported into and exported from the Isle of Man, etc. 1844. p. 1. Fol.

Copies of Orders of the Treasury, admitting articles to be imported into the Isle of Man duty free. 1845. p. 1. Fol.

Copy of Treasury warrant authorizing the admission of articles into the Isle of Man duty free. 1846. p. 1. Fol.

Copies and extracts of correspondence relative to a Reform of the House of Keys, etc. 1846. pp. 22. Fol.

Returns relating to the Isle of Man : Duties on imports, articles imported, receipts and expenditure, etc. 1846. pp. 13. Fol.

Returns relating to the Isle of Man : presented in pursuance of addresses of the Hon. H. of Com. etc. 1847. pp. 57. Fol.

Copies of memorials presented to the Government and of correspondence respecting the Reform in the House of Keys. 1847. pp. 7. Fol.

Harbours : Copies of memorial of inhabitants of Castletown to the Lords of the Treasury.

Report of Admiralty.etc. 1851. Seven plans of harbours. pp. 36. Fol.

Return of the gross Customs' revenue of the Isle of Man from 5th January, 1804, to 5th January, 1852, etc. 1852. pp. 18. Fol.

Return of all monies voted by Parliament which have been expended in the Isle of Man from the year 1828 to the year 1853. p. 1. Fol.

Return of the gross revenue of Customs collected at the isle of Man in each year from 1805 to the present time. 1853. pp. 7. Fol.

Copy of a letter addressed on the 18th day of May, 1853, by the agent of the Isle of Man to the Secretary of the Treasury. 1853. pp. 12. Fol.

Copy of Treasury letter to the Lieut.-Governor containing the particulars of the proposed change of duties. 1853. pp. 2. Fol.

Copy of Treasury Minute, dated 8th July, 1853, on the subject of the proposed changes of Customs duties and regulations in the Isle of Man. 1853. pp. 7. Fol.

Copy of a Treasury letter, dated 23rd July, 1853, on the subject of the proposed alterations of the Customs duties in the Isle of Man. 1853. pp. 6. Fol.

Returns relating to the several Lighthouses in or on the coasts of the Isle of Man. 1853. pp. 5. Fol.

Copies of Treasury Minutes and of correspondence between the Treasury and the Authorities or other public bodies of the Isle of Man. 1853. pp. 65. Fol.

Returns relating to ecclesiastical and civil offices, to trial of causes, and to vessels, tonnage, etc. 1856. pp. 6. Fol. Report of Select Committee of the House of Commons on

Harbours of Refuge of the Isle of Man. 2 vols. London. 1858. Fol.

Copies of correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Lieut.-Governor, 1859, ,pp. 40. Fol.

Copy of correspondence between H.M. Government and the Local Government and Commissioners of Harbours. ]860. pp. 13. Fol.

Copy of correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Lieut.-Governor. 1860. pp. 5. Fol.

Copy of correspondence With the Secretary of State for the Home Department relative to the removal of the official residence of the Lieut.-Governor. 1861. pp. 19. Fol.

Returns of the gross annual revenue of the Post Office in the Isle of Man for the last seven years. 1861. p. 1. Fol. Returns of the total amount of taxes levied in the Isle of Man. 1864. pp. 3. Fol.

Copy of correspondence between the Treasury and other departments on the question of proposing to Parliament a vote of one-half the expense of providing a Lunatic Asylum in the Isle of Man. 1864. pp. 32. Fol.

Copy of a letter from the Lieut.-Governor dated 4th June, 1864, relative to the Isle of Man Lunatic Asylum. 1864. pp. 2. Fol.

Papers relating to the Isle of Man, 1864. pp. 70. Fol. Copy of a report, dated 11th January, 1865, by the Conr missioner in charge of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and

Land Revenues. 1865. pp. 16. Fol.

Copies of Papers and Documents respecting the Isle of Man Disafforesting Act. 1865. pp. 32. Fol.

Returns relating to the acreage of land under crops, bare fallow, and grass in the United Kingdom in the year 1866. pp. 13. Fol. (Inc. Man.)

Copy of correspondence relative to Financial Measures in contemplation in the Isle of Man. 1866. pp. 22. Fol. Account of revenue and expenditure of the Isle of Man, 1867. pp. 3, Fol.

Copy of correspondence between the Treasury, the Home Office, and the Lieut.-Governor respecting the insertion in the Estimates for the current year of a vote for the Lunatic Asylum. 1867. pp. 7. Fol.

Account of revenue and expenditure of the Isle of Man for year 31st March, 1868. pp. 6. Fol.

The same for 1869 and 1870.

Order in Council on regulations for lettering, numbering, and registering of British sea-fishing boats. Includes Man. 1869. pp. 4. Fol.


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